Be coached by BASI Level 4 ISTDs and Snowsport Scotland APCs.
Alpine BASI preparation, Eurotest and Test Technique training
During November – December: 4 weeks BASI preparation, Eurotest and Test Technique training in Tignes, France.
January – April: 1 week per month of BASI preparation training courses in Tignes.
Train for any duration from 1 week to 8 weeks. Be prepared for your up and coming instructor exams.
Fast track for ski racers: If you hold a BASI Alpine Level 2 and you pass the Test Technique (Timed Slalom) you can teach skiing in France. Ski Focus and BASS have collaborated with 333, an International Ski School in Tignes, to offer to all successful candidates a unique opportunity to teach skiing this winter.
UK BASI preparation
May – November: Numerous BASI preparation days at a number of snow facilities in the UK.
For further information visit http://www.skifocus.co.uk or email email@example.com
FINALLY BASI & SNOWSPORTS ENGLAND COME TOGETHER. OVER THE LAST 18 months a lot of work has gone onto designing coaching courses through UK SNOWSPORTS that BASI & SSE agree upon on at the same level.
So now you can do a BASI or SSE L1 course, that covers across both bodies if registered with that body.
This will be for levels 1-4. The level 3 courses we will probably take in turns to run due the numbers. But we will be running level 1 and 2 courses. To be absolutely clear, this is for the performance coaching courses our instructor pathway is still separate.
We have launched alpine and will hopefully have freestyle and snowboard ready shortly ( work is still on going to complete the resources).
Dates for the courses we will be running will be put up on the UK SNOWSPORTS website.
DARREN SCHMIDT/TIM FAWKES
SSE Rolls Out New Snowlife Awards! Posted: 15/07/2011
Snowsport England, the Governing Body for English skiers and snowboarders are pleased to announce the roll out of the new UK Snowlife Award Scheme, the nationally recognised awards for skiing and snowboarding. Developed by BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors), and the UK Governing Bodies for skiing and snowboarding, the awards take you from absolute beginner through to expert, perfect if you've already got your sights on the most challenging pistes.
Candidates can train for the awards and be tested at many UK artificial slopes. If you prefer, you can do it all on snow instead. Tuition and assessment from qualified instructors, coaches and ski leaders working at these facilities throughout England will determine whether candidates have successfully reached the skills set within the scheme and progression is rewarded with both a certificate and badge.
Delivered by the Home Nations including Snowsport England and coordinated by BASI, the Snowlife Awards Scheme will be introduced at indoor snow facilities and artificial ski centres around the UK from August 1st 2011. Information packs and point of sales will be available from ski schools and clubs. The Snowlife Award Scheme will also be rolled out internationally during the winter and promoted by Snowsport Schools in the Alps, ensuring that skiers can continue progressing through different levels of the scheme whilst on holiday.
There are nine recognised levels of proficiency starting at an elementary level (Green Zone) where a skier needs to demonstrate some basic skills on skis. Pre-determined achievable targets are set allowing keen skiers at any level to further build their knowledge, confidence and abilities with the benefit of instruction from Snowsport Schools.
In parallel with the classification of the degree of difficulty of different pistes, skiers can relate to their individual ability levels to tackle different runs in safety, by progressing through the Snowlife system.
Skiers within the Green, Blue, Red and Black zones can quickly be identified with different levels of ability, and a star award method of grading allows a skier to progress through the zones from one star (Green) up to nine stars (Black). Upon entering the Snowlife scheme, each skier can obtain or purchase a log book from the Snowsport School to record their development through the various levels – this is then completed and signed off at each stage by an instructor. Upon reaching the upper levels of the system an aspiring snowsports enthusiast could then enter a coaching pathway to become a qualified club coach or snowsport instructor.
Snowlife is being launched initially for skiers but there are plans to embrace all disciplines including Adaptive, Nordic, Snowboard, Telemark and Freestyle from Spring 2012 onwards, so watch this space!
Well done to all those that have completed their Level one Ski Instructor & New School Freestyle Instructors course. Both courses have been held over the last two weeks funded by grant money from SSE & Snowsport South. The next Level One Instructor course is on the 24/25 July at Aldershot. Anyone interested please email me but be quick as places have already been filled due to the first course being oversubscribed. All requirements for course are on SSE website. Anyone taking course have to be a paid up member of Snowsport South
Darren Schmidt Chairman Snowsports South
Hi Level 1 Instructor course at Aldershot on 1st & 2nd May 12-7pm open to all members of Snowsport South. Please go through your club chairperson if you wish to attend High demand places will go fast
All the best Darren Schmidt Chairman Snowsport South
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Hi all SSE Coaches Conference is on 18/19 September. Attending re validates your SSE qualification. Also there will be a Child Welfare Course being held during conference. By end of year all Instructors and coaches will have to have a Child Protection Course to be able to teach children. I attended last year and highly recommend plus if you add up costs of revalidating and CW course it works out cheaper than doing separately. Register for course at SSE or phone office.
All the best Darren Schmidt Chairman Snowsports South
I am writing to all members who are in our database as a Level 1 Instructor who is thinking of going up one level to become a full Level 2 Instructor.
If you have already taken a Level 2 Training Course and completed a further 20 hours supervised instruction you may be ready to attend for your final Examination to hold a Level 2 licence.
There have been 4 dates organised in 2010 as follows:
4th September at Chill Factore, Manchester 18th September at Kendal Ski Club 3rd October at Gloucester 4th December at Chill Factore, Manchester
The fees for this day will be £100 per person.
If you are interested in booking one of these days please complete the form below and return with your cheque made payable to Snowsport England. Alternatively you can phone me on the above number to book over the phone with a credit card.
We need at least 5 candidates on each course to make them viable, therefore if you book on a course and it does not reach the required numbers then you will be refunded in full.
Many thanks and hopefully I will be hearing from some of you.
Jenny Wyatt Coaching Administration SSE
Snowsports South is being given £1000 coaching bursary which we have to match with another £1000.
This means the individual £50 club bursaries will have to be put on hold this year.
We are in the process of organizing a Level 2 Performance course at Aldershot and a new school freestyle course at Bracknell.
What I need to know is who wishes to attend, as well as what other courses are required level 1 instructor ski and snowboard etc.
This needs to come from a committee representative so that there is a return of interest for that club in the future.
All courses paid for using this bursary have to be a SSE course.
Please circulate and let me know who is interested and from which club.
Darren Schmidt Chairman Snowsports South
Well done to the 11 who attended the level 2 Coaches course at Snowtrax last weekend.
Details about coaching levels, requirements for training courses etc. are given in this document.